By Miss Love

“Aeroplane, daddy aeroplane

Aeroplane, mummy aeroplane

I want to be a pilot,


Stop that ridiculous rhyme child!

It will not happen “like this, like this, like this”

Not in this segregation

In this continuous degradation…

But maybe it will eventually come to pass

When pigs fly

“Parents listen to your children

We are the leaders of tomorrow

Try to pay our school fees

And give us better education”

Stop that nonsense, stupid!

Who told you better education means better tomorrow?

Even the teacher that taught you the sorrowful dirge

Don’t you see her life, like that of drenched wretch?

Child, if it’s “like this” you expect better tomorrow

It will only happen when pigs fly


“Today’s readers are tomorrow leaders

Read well, Pass well and Get wealth”

Don’t be deceived child

They are mere fables and short stories

Bend now and buckle down

Forget the hope and take to lope


Hope itself is being looted

Tomorrow is covered in misty cloud

I saw it through the show glass of favoritism

The plain mirror of segregation

The wide gap of irritation

The continuous rise in degradation

And you still expect better tomorrow “like this”


Tomorrow lies in misty weather

Child put your hands together in prayer

Pray to your God to grant you swiftness

Stop hiding under the tent of tomorrow’s sweetness

Get up now and make your tomorrow from today

Don’t wait for tomorrow to be better


You felt like crying when mama told you

Food consumption is now being calculated

She even expressed it mathematically

With the jargon of Zero One Zero

Or you take to One Zero Zero

Or you go for Zero Zero One

You thought it’s all a joke until

She told you to find your way if you can’t cope.


Man, weep not for her

Her hope now in when pigs fly

Her hope now a piece of a dashed jar

Better wise up and buckle down now

Make your tomorrow better from today.


If your hope still lies in better tomorrow

Then I tell you it will come to pass

Only when pigs fly.


“An advice to those who still hope for the illusionistic better tomorrow”



About the author

Bada Yusuf Amoo